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Siemens wins KNPC deal

01 October 2013

Siemens, the global electronics and electrical engineering giant, has won a turnkey contract from the Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) to supply high-voltage substations for its refineries.

The project, valued at KD68.2 million ($239.33 million), will provide reliable power supply to two of KNPC’s biggest refineries. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2015.

Under the contract, one of the largest for the Siemens Energy Transmission business in Kuwait, Siemens will supply and install a 132 kV substation AHRF C at the Mina Al Ahmadi Refinery (MAA) and a 300/132 kV substation MARF W at the Mina Abdulla Refinery (MAB), including high-voltage cable connections.

The works will fit in with KNPC’s Clean Fuels Project, which will see a major upgrade and expansion of the MAA and MAB refineries to integrate the company’s refining system into one refining complex. The Clean Fuels Project seeks to make fuel production in Kuwait more environmentally friendly.

"Siemens is proud to be supplying the latest high-voltage technology to KNPC," said Adrian Wood, CEO of Siemens EES, the Kuwaiti unit of Siemens AG. "This project will both enhance and make sure a reliable power supply is available to help Kuwait meet its future market demand for transport fuels by 2020, as it seeks to increase processing capacity at its refineries."

"Our partnership with KNPC aims to assist the company in meeting its expansion goals by using the most efficient power transmission systems from Siemens," said Wolfgang Braun, head of Siemens Power Transmission Middle East. "This contract will provide the latest high-voltage substations to KNPC to help it mitigate losses and boost profitability by ensuring minimal downtime at
its refineries."

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